Just as Jack3d‘s retail price caused an upheaval in the pricing structure of pre-workout powders, iFORCE’s Adipoxil is turning the fat burner category’s baseline pricing upside down. 120 capsules for $24.99 is unheard of, and doesn’t come with a dubious dosing schedule as seen on many similar products, e.g., “take 3-4 capsules, 3 times per day.” With a maximum consumption of 4 capsules per day – many people only needing 2 per day, at least initially – Adipoxil is perhaps the best balance of price and quality in the fat-loss category. Even if you aggressively dosed it at 4 capsules right out of the gate, you would still get a 30-day supply for less than a dollar a day ($.83, to be exact), and the blend appears to be more than on par with many of the less affordable products, too. If you need to iFORCE yourself to lose some weight for the impending summer swimsuit season, look no further (but please overlook my egregious pun).
Adipoxil is based off of three matrices (iFORCE is really big on matrices nowadays, take a look at any of their products): uncoupling metabolic adipose destruction (UMAD) complex, thermophoric mental incinerator (TMI), and lipolytic oxidation protocol. As to why the first two have acronyms but the third one does not, or why the first is a complex as well as a matrix and the third is both a protocol and a matrix, is beyond me. I also cannot read the first one, “UMAD”, with mentally answering, “yes, I am mad, damnit.”Â Sometimes this industry just leaves me scratching my head. Does this product come with a secret decoder ring, like in Christmas Story? “Be sure to… take your… Adipoxil?” Alas, the matrices do have potent ingredients, despite their names. I’m sure they meant well.
The first matrix is the UMAD complex, which consists of 3,3 diiodo L-thyronine, 3,5 diiodo L-thyronine. This compound can be referred to as T2, whereas the main form of thyroid hormone in your body is T3 (triiodo L-thyronine). Although some people have referred to T2 as a prohormone, it is very much an active thyroid hormone (albeit one that your body doesn’t produce or use on its own). Here’s a list of effects that thyroid hormones have in the body:
- Increased oxygen consumption (metabolic rate)
- Increased thermogenesis (heat production)
- Increased number of beta-adrenergic receptors in the heart, skeletal muscle, adipose tissues, and lymphocytes (these receptors bind fat-mobilizing hormones)
- Increased sensitivity to catecholamines (fat-mobilizing, fight-or-flight hormones)
- Increased number of red blood cells and increased oxygen delivery
- Increased lypolysis (breakdown of fat)
- Increased liver glycogen breakdown
- Increased liver glucose production
- Increased intestinal glucose absorption
- Increased protein turnover
- Decreased cholesterol levels
Many of these effects make thyroid hormones very beneficial in fat-loss efforts.The second matrix is the thermophoric mental incinerator. The main component of this is Advantra Z, which is a patented extract of bitter orange (citrus aurantium). Specifically, it contains the adrenergic amines synephrine, N-methyltyramine, hordenine, octopamine, tyramine. It is touted to do the following:
- Stimulate thermogenesis
- Reduce weight
- Increase lean muscle mass to total body mass
- Improve athletic performance
- Suppress appetite
There is some research showing that these ingredients can work in synergy with one another, i.e., this amine blend would be superior to any similar dosage of one of them alone. It is worth noting, too, that I’m unaware of anyone else using Advantra Z in a fat burner right now, so it certainly is novel and anecdotally it definitely “feels” different than most other products I’ve used. It is not a jittery fat burner by any means. The company with the patent on Advantra Z attributes this to the amines used not being readily able to cross the blood brain barrier, and thus the effects are exerted more in the peripheral nervous system/tissue than in the brain. Additionally, the amines preferentially stimulate the beta-3 adrenergic receptors with minimal impact on alpha 1,2 and beta 1,2 receptors, which means that Advantra Z increases the metabolic rate (thermogenesis) without affecting heart rate or blood pressure. There is also additional octopamine HCL, presumptively due to its strong affinity for, again, the beta-3 adrenergic receptor.
The final matrix is the lipolytic oxidation protocol. This section has perhaps the most “common” ingredients you might see in a product in this category, but that’s not to say that they’re bad. Rather, you might consider this section the “usual suspects”: cayenne pepper, raspberry ketones, caffeine anhydrous, chlorogenic acid (50% green coffee bean extract), fucoxanthin, and 10% yohimbine HCL. Just as the name implies, many of these ingredients are aimed at liberating and releasing free fatty acids to be used for energy (oxidized). The newcomer in the group might be chlorogenic acid (50% green coffee bean extract). Watch for this one to become more prevalent in the industry; it has some very interesting effects on blood sugar stabilization and preferential fatty acid oxidation (rather than glucose).
When I discuss fat burners, I have often said that it’s the indirect effects that ultimately allow you to burn fat: you will have more energy to train harder and thus burn more calories, your appetite will be suppressed so you will eat less calories, and the beneficial effects on mood may allow you to adhere to a diet plan because you don’t feel lethargic or deprived. Most “fat burners” don’t directly burn fat – it’s somewhat of a misnomer. Adipoxil, however, may be ready to turn this aspect of fat-loss on its head too. From feeling this stuff firsthand and seeing the synergy amongst the ingredients, I think it’s about as close as anyone has come to a true fat burner in the literal sense: something that directly oxidizes a greater amount of fatty acids than you would without. And at $24.99, just about everyone can use a bit of direct fatty acid oxidation this summer, don’t you think?
Buy iForceÂ Adipoxil from Best Price Nutrition for $24.99, or give us a call at 800-499-4810 if you still have questions!